Loyola University Maryland

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Self and Other Course Pairing

Language and Literacy as Lens for Learning about Self and Other (RE 219)

In this class, we explore how the languaging process affects our understanding of literacy acquisition. By looking into our own literacy practices, we learn more about the multiple, often divergent, ways literacy develops. The goal is to build a nuanced perspective on literacy processes in order to complicate our teaching craft.

Faculty biography

Dr. Margarita Gomez is an assistant professor of literacy education. Her research focuses on the language and literacy development of culturally and linguistically diverse learners.

Course TBD

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Faculty biography

Faculty bio coming soon!

Mentor biography

Amy Horst is in her fifth year with the Messina program having started with the Loyola 101 groups. She's the Head Cross Country and Track Coach and enjoys translating the teamwork aspect of coaching to helping guide first years through their developmental time at Loyola! Her favorite development modules are values discernment and Baltimore 101. Still an active runner, you'll see Amy cruising through campus with her team to smile and give high-5's, or walking her large "puppy," Joe the St. Bernard.

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Your first year

What, exactly, is Messina?

A closer look at the first-year experience at Loyola.

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